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Tuesday 31 March 2015

    Top 10 biggest vodka brands

    In an ever-crowded and competitive market the world’s biggest vodka brands have had to up their game in recent years to keep ahead of the pack.

    Major changes to TWE’s supply chain

    Treasury Wine Estates has revealed that its US and Australian supply chains will be undergoing a series of radical changes.

    Top Gear Clarkson’s boozy backstage rider

    The backstage rider of disgraced former Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson included more than 20 bottles of wine, revealing a taste for Veuve Clicquot and Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc.

Top 10 curious cocktail garnishes

From roast chicken and batteries to raw fish and beef, this collection of bartenders certainly don’t suffer from a lack of creativity when it comes to their cocktail garnishes.

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Sotheby’s offers ‘greatest ever Burgundy collection’

Sotheby’s has announced that its next New York sale will feature the “greatest Burgundy collection” it has ever offered.

The Pawn to open rooftop ‘farm’

Wan Chai pub, The Pawn, has announced it will be opening its rooftop bar, ‘The Farm’, this April.

Bacardi buys into Bourbon boom

Bacardi has stepped into the buoyant Bourbon market with the acquisition of Angel’s Share Brands, including its Louisville Distilling Co subsidiary and Angel’s Envy brand.

Kirin unveils beer bottle sushi orchestra

Proving that beer bottles have more uses than just drinking, this novel ode to Japan is a masterclass in sushi-making and viral marketing.

Beer

Catholic Church backs new bar

A new bar in Lille has opened with the backing of the Catholic Church following a call from Pope Francis asking the church to “think outside the square”.

Ancient Egyptian beer vessels found in Israel

Further evidence of ancient brewing has been discovered at an archaeological site in Israel with the unearthing of fragments of ancient Egyptian beer vessels.

Duty cuts slow alcohol price increases

UK off-trade alcohol prices slowed to less than half of last year’s since the Government scrapped the alcohol duty escalator, according to research published by the WSTA.

‘Feminist’ beer launched in Brazil

A “feminist” beer has been launched in Brazil by a group of activists hoping to challenge the way women are portrayed in the advertising industry.

Diageo’s World Class 2015: the next steps

Diageo’s Word Class cocktail competition has seen significant changes this year, not least to its structure and its challenges.

by Ross Kerslake

BIVB boosts Burgundy with virtual tastings

"Bourgogne wines, live and direct in 25 cities around the world!" This is the tag line for a series of interactive presentations being hosted around the world by the BIVB. by Simone Madden-Grey

Craft beer: fasten your seat belts

Over the past couple of months, the craft-beer business has experienced more than its share of uncharacteristic bumpiness. by Dan Fox

Bud’s ‘brewed the hard way’ goes social

Advertising that only entertains and doesn't contribute to changing behaviour, is a waste of money, writes Dan Fox, as he deconstructs Budweiser's latest efforts. by Dan Fox
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WHISK(E)Y

Label 5 Scotch hits new sales record

Label 5 Scotch has surpassed 2.6 million cases in annual sales and has the stock to grow further, according to Sylvia Bernard, international marketing director at brand owner La Martiniquaise.

Taiwanese malt named world’s best

Taiwanese whisky Kavalan has beaten off competition from around the world to be named best single malt at the 2015 World Whiskies Awards.

Scotch specialists launch rare blend

A company specialised in tracking down rare, mature whiskies has released a 48-year-old blended Scotch whisky boasting “distinguished provenance”.

Acker sale makes HK$45m

Acker Merrall & Condit’s latest Hong Kong sale achieved HK$45 million, which the house says will put it on track to be the world’s leading auction house in the first quarter of this year.

Our Top 10's

Top 10 wines in the UK press

A “scrumptious and characterful” red Vermouth, a handful of feel-good yet serious rosés, and wines from both Aldi and Lidl get given the once over by UK wine critics this week.

Top 10 wines in the US press

Kosher wines perfect for Passover, an LBV Port with inviting “dark berry aromas” and an “exquisite” Brunello makes for an eclectic round up.

Top 10 Argentine winemakers to watch

With a rebellious edge and the desire to make Argentina stand out from the crowd, these winemakers are worth keeping an eye on, writes Amanda Barnes.

Top 10 wines in the UK press

With spring around the corner this week’s recommendations are dominated by lighter, fresher and fruitier wines.

Eight things you probably don’t know about wine

Think you know everything about wine? Some of these nuggets of wine-related trivia might surprise you.

Top 10 wines in the US press

A selection of “serious” Beaujolais crus, a “soft as silk” Napa Cab and an elegant South African Pinotage make for a mixed bag of recommendations.

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Fine Wine

German wine in ‘strong demand’ at Sotheby’s sale

Sotheby’s latest London sale saw strong demand for the wines of Egon Müller alongside the usual top selling Burgundies of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti.

Saint Emilion ‘A’s not on the same level?

A blind tasting of the Saint Emilion grands crus classés A across several vintages saw Angelus and Pavie lag behind fellow “A”s Cheval Blanc and Ausone, leading one critic to suggest they are “not on the same level”.

AWC lawsuit over fake Yquem thrown out

A lawsuit levelled at fine wine merchant the Antique Wine Company over “fake” Château d’Yquem has been thrown out of an Atlanta court but proceedings could now move to the UK.

California must think small to be great

California may no longer be trying to ape Burgundy’s style, but there is a growing belief that producers must recreate the smaller-scale structure of the Côte d’Or to reach the same quality heights.

Champagne

Man builds Champagne bottle house

A Russian man has built a house made from 12,000 Champagne bottles in the Russian city of Chelyabinsk, where it is known as the “Palace of Oz”.

Vintage year ‘in every two’ in Champagne

Climate change is making it easier to produce vintage Champagne with one in every two now a vintage year according to the chef de cave of Perrier-Jouët.

Wine trade celebrates career of Pol Roger MD

Last night, members of the UK drinks trade celebrated the career of Nick James, managing director of Pol Roger Ltd, who is retiring this month.

Kelly Brook celebrates with 1,000 magnums

British model turned TV star Kelly Brook celebrated the debut of her US sitcom with 1,000 magnums of Champagne, gifted by Ellen DeGeneres.

New director for One Red Dot

Hong Kong merchant One Red Dot has named Douglas Thomson as its new business development director.